[First Private Atom Power Plant Opens]
Vallecitos Atomic Electric Power Plant, the first licensed nuclear power plant, opens at Pleasanton, Calif. on November 25, 1957. Newsreel story.
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Vallecitos Atomic Electric Power plant opens at Pleasanton, Calif. On November 25, 1957. This is the first licensed nuclear power plant
GS plant amid rolling hills
Dignitaries in auditorium
Governor Goodwin Knight speaks
Dignitaries enter airlock
Inaugurated by Lewis L. Strauss, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission, who drills holes for plaque showing ÒLicense Number OneÓ
Dials showing power flowing through plant
December 3, 2009
Never had a melt-down either
Valecitos is still alive and kicking though not making electric power anymore. Only medical and industrial isotopes (ever get a PET scan?).
December 31, 2005
And this is the meltdown button!
In this newsreel, the worlds first Atom Energy plant opens! So this is a big event in the energy world, so naturally all sorts of bigwigs are there to watch it open. Theres some speeches, and then a tour. Thats essentially it.